Long & Choppy Bob Styles

Updated February 21, 2017

A bob is a medium-length hairstyle that reaches anywhere from the tips of your ears down to your chin. You can add volume to your bob by asking your hairdresser to give you some choppy layers. These choppy layers, which the hairdresser might cut with a razor, will make your hair look either tousled or angular, depending upon your styling. Bring a picture of the hairstyle you want with you when you get your hair cut.

Elisha Cuthbert

Actress Elisha Cuthbert has worn her hair on and off in a long, choppy bob since 2008. Cuthbert's bob reaches just past her chin. She wears her bob the same length all the way around her head, save for a few barely noticeable shorter layers on top. She also has a few shorter layers framing her face, which make her bob look soft and feminine. Cuthbert likes to part her hair on the left side and sometimes wears fringe. Her fringe are cut either just above her eyebrows or at her cheekbones. Cuthbert's bob is accessible and low maintenance. You can copy her look and her styling with just a little bit of sculpting gel rubbed into damp hair before you blow dry.

Victoria Beckham

Designer, Spice Girl and wife of David Beckham, Victoria Beckham has been rocking her hair in a bob since she was in a girl band in the 1990s. Although both Cuthbert and Beckham's bobs could be described as long and choppy, the two couldn't be more different. Whereas Cuthbert's bob is soft, tousled and feminine, Beckham's bob is sharp and angular. Beckham's bob is particularly remarkable for its length. She wears the front of the bob long, sometimes a few inches past her chin. The back of the bob, however, is cut above her collar. This gives her hair a steep angle towards her face. Beckham's bob is high-maintenance. In order to wear your hair like this, you'll need to blow it dry and use product in it every morning.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton seems to have embraced every hairstyle under the sun at some point in her life. Several times she's appeared in public with a long, choppy bob haircut. Hilton's bob is almost a compromise between Cuthbert's and Beckham's. Hilton wears her bob slightly longer in the front, with long, side-swept fringe. Depending upon the styling, this haircut can look either romantic or sleek. For women with a lot of expertise in hairstyling, Hilton's bob is the most versatile of the three looks. With sculpting gel, this bob can look tousled and even curly. With a flatiron and some serious hairspray, this bob can look sharp and angled.

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Elizabeth Hannigan began writing freelance articles in 2005. Her work can be found in "Orientations" magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Delaware.